Sark Cruising Guide

Berthing    Charts    Navigation    Tides    Weather

Sark, at only 3 miles long and 1½ miles wide, is the smallest of the four main channel islands but despite its diminutive size, it boasts 40 miles of the most spectacular coastline.  With no cars and no street lighting, this truly is the most peaceful and unspoilt destination imaginable and a paradise for the cruising sailor.

Sark's main attraction is its natural beauty and abundant wildlife.  Modern life seems far away when enjoying the stunning scenery and many coastal walks.  And if walking feels far too energetic, there are plenty of watering holes and restaurants serving up the freshest local produce and seafood.

Sark Berthing


Creux Harbour
Reputed to be one of the world's smallest harbours.  Dries completely.  Dry out bows to north east wall or possibly alongside inner south pier, clear of steps.  Access the village through tunnels cut through the cliffs.
Toilets nearby

Maseline Harbour
Jetty in constant use by ferry services, no yacht berths available.  All moorings are private.  Anchorage only with approval from the Harbour Master on VHF Channel 13.
Walk through the tunnel to experience a ride in the 'toast rack' up and down the 300 foot Harbour Hill.


Havre Gosselin
Yellow mooring buoys for visitors provided free of charge (donations welcome).  Also a popular anchorage.  Water taxi on VHF Ch 10.

Grève de la Ville
Yellow mooring buoys for visitors provided free of charge (donations welcome) or anchor close in on sand and shingle.  Water taxi on VHF Ch 10.


In addition to the above there are numerous good anchorages around the island, safe in offshore winds but some are prone to swell.  Listed clockwise from the north of the island:

Fontaines Bay
Fair holding in sand and shingle

Derrible Bay
Good holding in a sandy bay with some interesting caves

Dixcart Bay
Popular anchorage in this sandy bay with good holding

La Grand Grève
Popular daytime anchorage in a wide bay with golden sands, crystal clear water as well as rock pools and caves to explore.  Access the island via steep steps.

Port à la Jument
Reasonable holding in sand and shingle

Saignie Bay
Reasonable holding in sand and shingle

Please note that the island of Brechou is private and landing is not allowed.


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